Hurricane

UN-SPIDER and National Council for Science and Technology of Guatemala co-organize seminar on 20th anniversary of Hurricane Mitch

Panel at UN-SPIDER/CONCYT seminar.
Member of Guatemalan team presenting drought maps.
Comparison of floods using GIS.

The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) and the National Council for Science and Technology of Guatemala (CONCYT), through the National Secretariat for Science and Technology (SENACYT), co-organize a seminar in Guatemala from 30 to 31 October about the technological and institutional progress made in Guate

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Wed, 31/10/2018 - 12:11

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UN-SPIDER Updates March 2018

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Fri, 13/04/2018
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UN-SPIDER Updates March 2018

Satellite technology improves tracking of hurricane wind speed

Image of Hurricane Joaquin over the Atlantic Ocean north of Bermuda taken by GOES East on October 5, 2015.

A new satellite

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Thu, 08/03/2018 - 11:11

New tool combines lightning and satellite data to improve forecasts of tropical cyclones

Satellite image from the Naval Research Lab are overlaid with lightning strokes (shown as black circles) of Hurricane Mathew on 4 October 2016. Image: WWLLN-TC

A group coordinated by the University of Washington in Seattle has developed a tool to facilitate continuous monitoring of tropical cyclones through the combination of lightning and microwave satellite data.

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Fri, 23/02/2018 - 14:07

UN-SPIDER Updates August 2017

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Mon, 18/09/2017
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UN-SPIDER supports emergency response for Hurricane Irma in Haiti

Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean.

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), on behalf of United Nations Haiti, DSRSG/RC/HC Office, has requested the activation of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters for Haiti, as Hurricane Irma made landfall on the country's northern coast last night. Torrential rain resulted in heavy flooding. Haiti's northern departments have been put on hurricane alert, while the Centre, Ouest and Artibonite departments have been put on tropical-storm alert.

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Fri, 08/09/2017 - 17:31

Emergency mechanisms activated for Hurricane Irma

The Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS) - Mapping and the International Charter Space and Major Disasters have been activated as Hurricane Irma makes landfall on the islands of the north-east Caribbean.

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Wed, 06/09/2017 - 17:49

Hurricane Matthew strikes the Caribbean

Hurricane Matthew 2016. Courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory
Matthew, currently a category 4 hurricane, has already impacted Haiti, a country still recovering from a devastating earthquake on 2010; as well as the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. According to the BBC, authorities in these countries warned people to be prepared for this very powerful hurricane. Other countries that will feel the impact of the Hurricane include: Cuba and the United States. More information on this topic is available here.     

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Wed, 05/10/2016 - 04:31

Hurricane Hermine gets closer to Florida

Image courtesy of NASA by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Adam Voiland.

On the 1 September 2016, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra

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Sat, 03/09/2016 - 01:59

NASA Hurricane Resources Available for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Inundations caused by Hurricane Alex in 2010 in Mexico. Image courtesy of Flickr website

The Atlantic hurricane season takes place every year from the 1st of June to the 30th of November . This year, activity in the Atlantic basin began unusually early with the development of Hurricane Alex in the eastern Atlantic in January. The National Hurricane Center said it was the earliest hurricane to form in the Atlantic since 1938.

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Wed, 25/05/2016 - 08:42

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